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Two Starkville Citizens Named Statewide GIVE Award Winners

GIVE Gaines & 1st LadyCongratulations to our very own Lynn Gaines (and also to Joan Wilson), both of Starkville, for being named the 2015 Governor’s Initiative for Volunteer Excellence (GIVE) Award winners. Lynn received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Building Sustainable Community Solutions, while Joan received the award for Outstanding Service in the Arts and Humanities.

To read the Starkville Daily News article “Two Starkville Citizens Named Statewide Volunteers of the Year” click here.

Pictured: Lynn Phillips-Gaines with First Lady of Mississippi Deborah Bryant.

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Event to Collaborate with Local Non-Profits

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As most of you know, Lynn founded Starkville Bridges out of Poverty. In September of 2014, she was named Volunteer of the Year by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. With this award, among other honors, a prize award of $20,000 was given to Starkville Bridges.

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Alive and Well: The Spirit of Giving

LynnA lot has changed in the past few years. Angry Birds became a national pastime.[1] Maxi dresses and skinny jeans came back into style. China surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest economy.[2] Innovative technologies disrupted whole industries.[3] One thing hasn’t changed, though, and that is Americans’ generosity, especially when it comes to giving.

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Phillips-Gaines named 2014 Volunteer of the Year

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The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation named Lynn Phillips-Gaines the 2014 Volunteer of the Year for her work with Starkville Bridges out of Poverty. For the full press release with information about the award, images of the event, and links to relative content, click here